package update-manager 1:0.87.30 failed to install/upgrade: ErrorMessage: SystemError in cache.commit(): E:Sub-process /tmp/tmpExfjCH/backports/usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

Bug #315694 reported by Andrew Pam on 2009-01-10
4
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24 (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: update-manager

Using lilo on Ubuntu 6.06LTS, upgrade to 8.04LTS fails to replace lilo with grub and fails to install all new kernel packages and their dependencies

ProblemType: Package
Architecture: i386
Date: Sat Jan 10 14:50:18 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
ErrorMessage: ErrorMessage: SystemError in cache.commit(): E:Sub-process /tmp/tmpExfjCH/backports/usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

NonfreeKernelModules: ath_hal nvidia hsfengine
Package: update-manager 1:0.87.30
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: update-manager
Title: package update-manager 1:0.87.30 failed to install/upgrade: ErrorMessage: SystemError in cache.commit(): E:Sub-process /tmp/tmpExfjCH/backports/usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
Uname: Linux 2.6.15-52-686 i686

Andrew Pam (xanni) wrote :
Michele Mangili (mangilimic) wrote :

Thanks for reporting this bug and any supporting documentation. Since this bug has enough information provided for a developer to begin work, I'm going to mark it as confirmed and let them handle it from here. Thanks for taking the time to make Ubuntu better!

Changed in update-manager:
status: New → Confirmed
Michele Mangili (mangilimic) wrote :

I'm moving this report since it seems that this is an error of dpkg while processing linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24 .

Errors were encountered while processing:
 linux-image-2.6.24-23-386
 linux-image-2.6.24-23-generic
 linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24-23-386
 linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24-23-generic
 linux-image-386
 linux-restricted-modules-2.6.24-23-386
 linux-restricted-modules-386
 linux-386
 linux-image-generic
 linux-image-686
 linux-restricted-modules-2.6.24-23-generic
 linux-restricted-modules-generic
 linux-restricted-modules-686
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/logging/__init__.py", line 740, in emit
    self.flush()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/logging/__init__.py", line 718, in flush
    self.stream.flush()
IOError: [Errno 9] Bad file descriptor
    self.flush()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/logging/__init__.py", line 718, in flush
    self.stream.flush()
IOError: [Errno 9] Bad file descriptor
    self.flush()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/logging/__init__.py", line 718, in flush
    self.stream.flush()
IOError: [Errno 9] Bad file descriptor
/tmp/tmpExfjCH/backports/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/apt/__init__.py:2: RuntimeWarning: Python C API version mismatch for module apt_pkg: This Python has API version 1013, module apt_pkg has version 1012.
  import apt_pkg

tags: added: dist-upgrade
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